Technically, one can think of the freshly released Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time as being the third and final part in a trilogy that began with Tools of Destruction . And based on Insomniac's comments, we may not see another installment for quite some time…
According to VideoGamer , Insomniac senior community manager James Stevenson calls the story arc involved their "magnum opus," and says A Crack in Time "concludes the story" at hand. This latest title brings everything to a satisfying conclusion; it'd be all the more satisfying if you played them all ( Quest for Booty being part two), and those people should feel as if the stories in the three games were all just "one thread." Ideally, this is the team's "masterpiece" and when developers are using comments and terms such as these, it makes us think the franchise may be done for a little while. But while this can't possibly be "the end," R&C may take a break for a good long time. Said Stevenson:
"Never say never. We could do another Ratchet & Clank game. It's a huge IP, big universe and a lot of stories to tell and I'm sure it's a big property for Sony. Sony owns the IP. So, I'm sure this isn't the end for the characters, but I think players will have to see the end of the game to understand more."
Not only is it popular, but it's also one of the best PS3-exclusive franchises out there, so it's highly unlikely that Sony would wish to shelve Ratchet . At the same time, when it comes to completing a trilogy, the developers may wish to go in a very new direction when the series returns…and we might have to wait a little longer than usual. Who knows?
Related Game(s): Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time